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The Nebraska Water Balance Alliance will hold a summer summit in Gothenburg on Thursday, July 24, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center. 

Highlights include sessions on Measuring Watershed Impacts, the Nebraska Ag Water Management Program and an overview of the third year of NEWBA’s irrigation demonstration project.

Local farms, implement dealers, banks, Natural Resource Districts, the University of Nebraska and public power districts will be represented.

The agenda:


9:30 Registration, coffee and rolls – Compliments of First National Bank of North Platte

10:00 Welcome / Introductions / Challenges – Roric Paulman, NEWBA Chairman


10:10 NEWBA – Grass roots exploration and collaboration

• Lorre McKeone, NEWBA, Communications Coordinator

• Lee Orton, NEWBA, Management Team


10:30 2014 Water for Generations Demonstration Project – a producer-driven initiative

• Ted Tietjen, NEWBA Project Director

• Andrew Hock, P.J. Hoehn, Lorre McKeone – Project assistants

• Cooperator comments


11:30 Western Nebraska Irrigation Project – Measuring watershed impacts

• Jacob Fritton, Performance Irrigation Coordinator, TNC


12:15 Lunch –Compliments of Adams Bank and Trust

• NEWBA Ag/Urban Initiative – Taking Ag solutions to the city

• Steve Masters and Frank Kwapnioski


1 p.m. - The Nebraska Water Leaders Academy – Growing Nebraska’s future water leaders

• Lee Orton, Academy Program Director


1:15 Nebraska Ag Water Management Program – Integrating research and outreach

• Suat Irmak, PhD, Biological Systems Engineering, UNL


2 Refreshment break—Complements of First National Bank of North Platte


2:15 Water Advisory Board Forum - promoting water saving strategies

• Collaborating to advance proven water saving strategies – Lorre McKeone

• Round table discussion and idea generation


3:30 Closing remarks by Roric Paulman

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/22/2014
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